A delighted chihuahua couldn’t hide its joy after being reunited with his family SIX YEARS after he went missing.
The overjoyed pooch, called Alex, frantically wagged his tail as he was returned to the Stone family at YOUR Humane Society SPCA in Lake Panasoffee, Florida.
The moment took place on February 15 after a Good Samaritan found Alex more than 225 miles away from his previous home, in Naples, Florida.
Alex had gone missing after his brother, Thunder, was given to the family’s grandmother, and Alex then escaped, believed to be looking for him.
After his microchip was scanned, it was discovered that Alex had a family and the Stones were contacted.
Following the tearful reunion, Alex, who was only a few months old when he went missing in 2013, was also reunited with Thunder.
Claudia Labbe, chairperson for YOUR Humane Society SPCA, said: “The anxious family was concerned that their then puppy would not remember them now but Alex couldn’t contain his sheer joy of seeing them again.
“They all stood hugging a giddy pup who regained his identity and his long-lost family.
“The family cried, the shelter staff and volunteers cried, I cried, all while Alex wriggled in sheer delight.
“If only Alex could tell us where he has been and what happened to him during those six long years he was missing, but one thing is for sure: microchips work.
“YOUR Humane Society SPCA encourages pet owners to never give up hope if separated from their pets.
“However, reunions can happen more often thanks to the owners registering their pet’s microchip and keeping their contact info up to date.”
Story courtesy of T&T Creative Media